A Novel Collaborative Tier Scheme for Multihop Inter-Vehicle Communication Networks

  • Xiaojian Xu
  • Li Chang
  • Hanying Hu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4159)


A novel collaborative strategy employing two interacted relays is developed for the multihop inter-vehicle communication (IVC) networks in this paper, which has great complexity degradation. Instead of the traditional terminal collaboration or distributed space-time coding (DSTC), a relay tier interaction is proposed. Considering time division multiple access (TDMA) scheme, two spatial adjacent vehicles are conjoined by an interaction radio link to create a virtual antenna array (VAA). Then the collaborative two-relay is integrated into a multihop IVC network mentioned above, which enables a single-antenna terminal to share its antenna with other terminals easily, and avoids the synchronization or other complicated requirements in terminal collaboration or DSTC systems. Furthermore, except the low complexity in hardware implementation, the proposed method also can enhance the performance of the IVC systems over both the quasi-static fading channel and time varying Rayleigh fading relay channel, which is verified through the Monte-Carlo simulations.


Channel State Information Maximal Ratio Combination Time Division Multiple Access Frame Error Rate Cooperative Diversity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaojian Xu
    • 1
  • Li Chang
    • 1
  • Hanying Hu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Communication EngineeringInformation Engineering UniversityZhengzhouP.R. China

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